Materials relating to Chester History.
Article from Spring, 1964 PMC Alumnus entitled "Chester: civil rights and PMC". Describes a history of the civil rights movement in Chester, and the sessions of members of the Human Rights Commission of the State of Pennsylvania meeting on campus to discuss the situation.
A little Chester History, Pamphlet by Geri Templin.
Biographical Sketch of A. D. MacDade
As I Recall, Places and faces of my boyhood days in Chester, Penna by Edward Nothnagle 1936
Calendar of Historic Chester published by John Bullock of http://www.oldchesterpa.com
Yearbook and Almanac of Delaware County Penna, 1928, 1934, includes advertisements and listing for Pennsylvania Military College under education institutions.
Perspective Magazine, Published in Chester in the early 2000s.
History of the name of Walio's Frog Pond.
Article about the move of the Delaware County Historical Society to Chester in 2006.
Two personal reminiscences about Chester in previous eras.
Article about the arrival of Harrah's Casino and Racetrack to Chester in 2006.
Population of Delaware County by municipality, 1790 to 2000, includes population of city of Chester.
Nia Center Community Pride Tours brochure, sponsored by Delores Freeman of the Freeman Cultural Arts Complex.
Information about Chester resident Richard Harris, author of "Politics and Prejudice: A History of Chester (PA) Blacks". Includes slides of Black History created by Richard Harris and a copy of his book "Politics and Prejudice." Also includes the following photographs sent to us by Richard Harris: Self-portrait of Richard Harris; Picture of George Raymond; Central Boys Club Football Team, 1942; additional photographs related to his life in Arizona working for the Carver Museum, including information about scholarships for students.
Backup copies of DVD, an oral history of Chester, PA, as well as an article about the creation of the video. Original copy of the DVD is in call number order with other archival items found in WebPAC, the library catalog.
Backup copies of "Coming North: Stories of Black Chester's Trials & Triumphs" a play by Amanda Kemp about the history of Chester that was performed at Widener. Article about performance of this play.
Copy of "Pie in the Sky vs. Meat and Potatoes: The Case of Sun Ship's Yard No. 4" by John M. McLarnon
Brochures from the Hub, a complex of apartments and a hotel and shops built on land owned by Widener, on Providence Road. Part of the effort for Chester revitalization.
Backup copy of video titled "Boomtown", created by a student from the Widener School of Human Service Professions. Video is about the history of Chester. An archival DVD has been made of this video and can be found in Box 3 Archival CDs & DVDs.
Copy of the book "Chester", published by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee. Contains many historical images of Chester.
Photgraph of Penn's Landing in Chester
Copies of articles relating to the history of Chester published in a variety of magazines, journals, and newspapers. Also additional resources such as lists of books about Chester and general histories of Chester and its vicinity.
African Americans in Pennsylvania
List of books on Chester History
Old Chester PA website
Pennsylvania Negro Business Directory 1910
PMC Colleges and Chester in the 1960s
Riots in 1917 and 1919
Students for a Democratic Society: Actions in Chester
Sun Ship Yard Number 4
History of the Chester Rescue Mission, 1961
Copies of articles relating to the history of Chester published in a variety of magazines, journals, and newspapers from the Chester Resources and Statistics LibGuide:
Ewall, M. (1999). Environmental racism in Chester.
Foster, S. (1998). Justice from the ground up: Distributive inequities, grassroots resistance, and the transformative politics of the environmental justice movement. California Law Review, 86(4), 775-841.
Hinds, M. (1992, January 5). Pennsylvania city hopes it's bouncing back from the bottom: Chester has urban problems and a chance to solve them. New York Times.
Keeva, S. (1999). Pursuing the right to breathe easy. ABA Journal, 85(2), 48.
McLarnon, J. M. (2000). Pie in the sky vs. meat and potatoes: The case of Sun Ship's Yard no. 4. Journal of American Studies, 34(1), 67-88.
McLarnon, J. M. (2002). 'Old scratchhead” reconsidered: George Raymond and civil rights in Chester, Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania History, (69)3, 297-341.
Staples, B. (1996, September 15). Life in the toxic zone; Environmental justice in Chester, Pa. The New York Times.
Staples, B. (2000, August 5). The Republicans call a cease-fire on cities. New York Times
Extra Copies of the following books:
Politics and Prejudice, by Richard Harris
Delinquency in Our Democracy, by Richard Harris
Chester: Images of American, by the Chester Historical Preservation Committee.
Paper of Patricia Brant (Pat Brant), Vice President for University Relations under President Bruce. Includes material on the history of Pennsylvania Military College and Widener in the following folders:
Picture of Widener College seal with negative.
PMC Partial Survey of Grounds (photocopy) 1933
Jesse Anderson Award - includes list of recipients.
Information on Oral Histories done by Patricia Brant.
Stetser School on 17th Street in Chester. Papers relating to the proposed acquisition of the property by Widener University 1984.
Clippings and other information about the possible establishment of a Widener-Chester Academy, (a proposed magnet high school in the Chester School System).
M.R. Lowe Humanities Scholarship Recipients 1993.
Gift to library of Ukrainian Book 1988 (includes photograph of Deena Medzie, librarian)
Chester City history
St. James High School College Credit Program at Widener 1990, press release and clippings.
Controversy over rumored acquisition by Widener of Washington Park on 17th Street in Chester.
Community Events - Quick Stadium Open House for Neighbors 1994.
Community Events - Donated Space, 1993. Space donated to National Political Congress of Black Women.
Community Events - Clipping entitled "GOP Leaders Hold Education Forum"about the Republican Party meeting on the Widener Campus to discuss education.
School of Hotel and Restaurant Management, Statement of Criteria and Basis of Design.
Former Staff and Alumni Contact Information.
Theatre Widener, includes list of plays produced from 1968 - 1994.
New Academic Programs, including information about new Media Studies Major, and co-curricular programs in Engineering and the Humanities and Engineering and Arts and Sciences.
Interview with James Rollins and Richard Eusden relating to the physical plant on campus. Rollins was the Director of Operations; Eusden was the Director of Maintenance.